Magisterial Court Imposes US$300 Fine On DHL

The Magistrate of the Monrovia City Court, Kennedy Peabody, has imposed a US$300 fine on the Management of DHL following an indoor pre-trial conference.

Magistrate Peabody ordered the DHL Management to pay the money into government coffers.

The indoor conference was prompted by the DHL Country Manager’s failure to appear in court on Friday, September 7, following a lawsuit filed against the courier company by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice.

Over the weekend, the DHL Country Manager escaped the scene after a Writ of Summons was issued against the firm but the Court bailiffs arrested some staffs of the entity in the absence of their boss.

In an interview with journalists, Liberia’s Solicitor General Cllr. Daku Mulbah said the Management of DHL is now pleading for mercy, after it was sued for refusing Liberian currency.

He said the Government will not take this matter lightly, and will ensure that DHL is prosecuted for obstructing the functions of the government.

The entity is said to have refused Liberian currency in the amount of L$57,505 intended to expedite important documents for the Government to be filed at the ECOWAS Court in Nigeria.

The Writ of Summons issued by the Monrovia City Court, stated that the Management of DHL was to appear before the Stipendiary Magistrate to answer to the charges of economic sabotage and physical obstruction of government function.

The writ pointed out that the action of the DHL Management is not only a sabotage to the operations of the Government of Liberia, but also obstructs the functions of the government as a whole.

Following the issuance of the writ of summons, the case will he heard at a later date.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.